A significant number of New York nursing homes were not inspected
New Yorkers who have a loved one in a nursing home are concerned that their loved one is getting proper care and is not subjected to neglect or abuse. It is important to be vigilant to watch out for these vulnerable people.
Another aspect is state oversight. If facilities are not regularly inspected, there is a chance that problems will go undetected. People who believe their loved one is not getting proper care must consider this as they weigh their options.
Report: Nearly 6 in 10 nursing homes did not receive required state visits
In a recently released report, AARP New York found that the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program had not visited 59% of facilities for the first three months of 2022. For New York City, the number of nursing homes that did not receive a visit surpassed 96%.
Residents can be in danger if a facility is not held to the proper standard. The lack of inspections and oversight has led to requests for more funding.
Currently, the budget allows for $4.4 million. Activists want that number more than tripled.
If your loved one has been mistreated in a nursing home
Given the vulnerability of nursing home residents, it is important for the state to keep track of complaints as they come up and conduct regular visits.
Families cannot catch every potential problem and it is often necessary for those who know what to look for to conduct random inspections.
As this research shows, a lack of visits is an ongoing challenge that will inevitably add to the worry people feel about their loved ones.
If you suspect nursing home neglect, abuse or other types of wrongdoing, it is essential to learn about your options. Consulting with professionals who have extensive experience in these types of cases can assess the situation and decide on a path forward.